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Subject: Almost a Dave's Pick, if it weren't for the kick drum
Dave Lemieux mentioned this show in a recent Q&A video interview. Many Deadheads complain that there has only been one release from '83 out of all the different DP/RT/DP series. David states that it isn't because he or his staff dislikes music from '83, it's the piss poor mixes of the two-track tapes which, despite the miracles of modern audio wizardry, can't be fixed.
In the interview, David talks about an amazing show from '83 that is exceptional in all respects; however, in the mix, there is a major level issue with one of the kick drum mics. THIS IS THE SHOW! Listening to this tape, it is quite apparent that the left channel features about 30% band mix and 70% kick drum! TICK TICK TICK. It's incredibly annoying! Now I know what he was talking about. This is supposed to be one of the best shows from the early '80s, but all I can hear is that damn kick drum.
Apparently, because these are two-track tapes, you can't go in and just 'turn the kick drum down.' It would wipe out the whole track, not just the kick. Too bad.
If only Betty was still on board in '83 . . . What a year it was.
Subject: i dont know now
i just dont know
if i'm go'in back again :o :)
Subject: Fall Madness!!!
This show was a scorcher thru and thru!! First run at Worcester....Fall 83 may have been the best tour of the Brent Years, IMHO, definitely some of the best, most intense energy of the early 80's.....the Stephen(s), Placid, everything!! This not withstanding, killer music/cumberland/cassidy!!..Scarlet/Fire/UJB!!!
saw this/Hartford's/Dome w/ Band!!!! was 18 years old! This is an amazing recording of an epic show....Sage/Spirit riffs outta space. Amazing....!
I was leaning against the big floor stack of speakers on Phil's side for this entire show. Walked over to Centrum tripping ever step of the way from SAE frat house on WPI. This whole show is in my bones and will say there forever. Great setlist at 3 hours long. Perfect for my long strange orange sunshine/pyramid trip. Does any body else remember the clear pyramid acid that was going around shakedown street?...yummy times.
I saw every show the Dead played at the Centrum
and this stands alone for me...during this particular sequence of Space i was being sucked through a vortex of ambient fire an out of body visual experience standing right by the huge floor stack feeling the bass in my cheast pounding and my feet shaking. Relaxed just watching Jerry...ahhhhhh
Subject: security guards left
one of first shows i think at centrum - loved 'em....security guards left at
intermission - didn't understand deadheads
Marty Puch -
Subject: This is fun.
Before I read the reviews, I thought, boy this could use a Terrapin.
Subject: Fire Away
Not much to say other than this show more than lives up to the promise put forth by the amazing set list. One highlight after another, with, for me, the Fire taking the gold medal. Combine that with another bit of excellent work from Mr. Seamons and you've got an amazing show.
Subject: penultimate setlist
all this needs is a terrapin and it would be the ultimate setlist. beautiful transfer, beautiful music.
Subject: fall 83
phil lesh in his book wrote that in the early 80's, the band was really slipping down a slope of drugs. he said himself that he would have beer for breakfast and if he woke up hung over, hed take a line or two. whatever jerry does in this time period changes himself forever as well.
Some of these jams seem to go on forever with no end. BRxR, Cumberland and Scarlet Fire just keep going and going, but it keeps getting better and better. I wish they could have kept going on like this forever but it doesnt work that way.
Mr Seamons has some great taste and has made great matrices. This is one of them!